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Mommy Makeover Recovery

resize-shutterstock_81717205Following a Mommy Makeover, recovery and downtime will depend on a number of different factors, including the particular treatments received as well as the patient’s natural healing process. Some procedures involve a significant amount of downtime, like a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). These Moms will need help with their children nearly around the clock for at least three weeks, and a return to exercise can usually be achieved by six weeks. Other surgeries, such as a breast augmentation or liposuction, involve approximately a week off regular activities, with exercise and unrestricted activity being possible by three weeks, on average.

Non-surgical aesthetic treatments with Emily Sespaniak at Horton SPA typically have NO downtime! Procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, fillers, IPL photo-facials, or medical-grade peels truly are lunchtime treatments that can refresh a mother’s skin or brighten her look without downtime, and they can be done any time after pregnancy.

CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical way to spot-reduce stubborn areas of fat with an FDA-approved, clinically studied fat-freezing machine that can reduce a localized fat deposit up to 25% during a one-hour treatment. While the results of CoolSculpting® are less dramatic than liposuction, new Moms (and Dads!) can avoid the downtime associated with a more invasive surgical procedure and generally carry on with their daily activities the next day.

These are simply a few of the many procedures that can make up a Mommy Makeover. Based on each individual’s unique needs and goals, I try to combine my patients’ desired treatments to address complementary areas at the same time. This way, a single recovery is need as opposed to several periods of downtime, ultimately enabling my patients to heal and get back to their normal daily routines as quickly as possible.

Karen Horton, MD



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Dr. Karen M. Horton, M.D. - Plastic Surgery, Physicians & Surgeons - Medical-M.D., San Francisco, CA